My (almost) plastic free shower/bath routine

Finally I am getting closer to my plastic free bathroom! This here is the first post on how I manage to reduce plastic in my bathroom. There will follow posts on my plastic free face care, hair care, and my plastic free body care. Of course I am still only and always using natural and organic cosmetics. Anyway, today is all about my shower/bathing routine. I am pretty much where I want to be when it comes to my shower/ bath tub. There definetly is not much plastic left in there – which makes me very happy 🙂

Here are the things I am currently using:

For my body:
A Konjac sponge (comes in a paper box – no plastic!)
Soap from Tanamera (comes wrapped in paper – no plastic!)

For when I am taking a bath:
A Bath Oil with lavender and vanilla (comes in a glass bottle, however the lid is plastic)
Or just a basic oil such as almond oil and a few drops of essential oils

To wash my hair:
Rye flour (comes in a paper bag)

Okay, now let me tell you a little more about the different things I am using. First of all about the sponge and soaps. I like to use the sponge for cleaning my neckline where I need a little extra care – I sometimes get blemishes in this area, for example when I am stressed. This is why I like to deepclean the area with  a konjac sponge whenever I am taking a bath. The soaps from Tanamera became like my favorite and most important products. I told you in detail about Tanamera back here. I am currently using the green formulation body soap which exoliates dead skin cells and softens the skin and the white formulation body soap which is very rich and moistures extremely well. Depending on how I feel I use either or to wash my entire body.

Around once a week I like to take a bath, enjoy a face mask (more about plastic free face mask options soon…) and relax. Usually this is what I am doing Sunday night so that I am all ready for the new week 🙂
Anyway, so I always add oil to my bath tub when I am taking a bath. I always buy oil in glass bottles so that I can avoid at least some plastic. However, the lids are always plastic. Thats the compromise I have to make, I guess. Or – maybe you know an oil which comes without plastic lid and which is 100% plastic free? I would love to know!

The bath oil from Primavera is definetly one of my favs because of the wonderful smell of lavender which really calms me down. However, I sometimes also just add some almond oil to the water plus a few drops of essential oils I like.

Now, are you surprised that I am using rye flour to wash my hair? I got to know about this technique a couple of month ago and I decided to give it a try. After the first try and never went back to shampoo again. My hair NEVER looked better and felt better! I always had problems with greasy hair and had to wash it almost every day, no matter how hard I tried to get it used to less (like not washing it for four days or so…). Since I am using rye to clean it, it looks great for three days straight and I think I will be able to train it to four days 😉

I will make a seperate post on my plastic free hair care and tell you more about how exactly I use the flour and what else I am using for my hair (which is not much…).

Have you ever thought of using less plastic in your shower? Or have you already switched over to plastic free products? I would love to know!

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  1. Juli 11, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Oh, auf deinen Haarpflege-Post freue ich mich schon sehr! Weg von Shampoos, wenngleich auch NK-Shampoos würde ich auch sehr, sehr gerne. Ich habe einmal versucht meine Haare mit Aleppo-Seife zu waschen, das Ergebnis war nicht besonders. 😉
    Katharina ktinka.com

  2. Juli 11, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Wow, that’s so interesting that you use rye flour to wash your hair! I definitely look forward to your hair care routine and you sharing more about it (how you do it, etc). I have oily, fine, and curly hair. Since my hair is curly, I mainly experience oiliness at the roots, which is so annoying! Anyway, thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  3. Juli 11, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I am so curious about your plastic free focus. I’d love it if you shared a post detailing why this is important to you, and applicable to others!!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
    Today’s Post: Coral Cochet Tank

  4. Nataly Kirei Kana
    Juli 11, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing) looks nice and inspiring!

  5. Shannon Jenkins
    Juli 12, 2016 / 4:08 am

    These sound amazing! I just got an all natural soup that I cannot wait to use!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  6. Juli 12, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Ein interessantes Thema. Hat mich gleich mal dazu gebracht drüber nachzudenken, was bei mir eigentlich an Plastik rumsteht…
    Und was Haare angeht, gibt es ja eh recht interessante Sachen, die man da ausprobieren kann. Mein Friseur schwört ja auf Kernseife. Bin mit meinen Haaren recht zu frieden, daher habe ich noch keine Experimente gewagt, aber anscheinend ist weniger wirklich oft mehr.

    Ich kann dich gut verstehen. Ich bin momentan einfach kein Mensch der für Strandurlaub zu haben ist und daher muss man dann hin und wieder damit rechnen ein Land zu erwischen, in dem es regnet… eine Schönwetter Garantie wäre bei solchen Trips schon schön… 😉

  7. Juli 12, 2016 / 11:41 am

    This is such an amazing idea, although is a little difficult to commit because we are constantly bombarded with new products to buy every day, but I applaud your initiative and I am definitely going to try to follow it.

    Have a wonderful day doll,
    Johanna ❤

    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

  8. Juli 12, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Wow, I’m so intruiged with this rye flour! I really like testing new hair cosmetics, but it’s the first time that I hear about something like this, I’m definitely waiting for the next post with some more details about it:) I also have greasy hair problem, so I wash them every day:( I use a lot of natural products and I make a lot of homamade cosmetics, but still I have this problem. I love your natural and plastic free routine! Unfortunately I have a lot of plastic in my bathroom…but I find it really hard to buy something in a paper. About the Summer: we also dont have any specific plans, we just know we want to go by the sea, as always. We definitely arent going abroad, I’m terrified with all of those terrorist attacs, so we decided we will explore our beutiful conutry instead. Have a lovely afternoon, hugs:)))

  9. Juli 12, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Das finde ich toll, dass Du sogar in Deinem Badezimmer auf so einem bewundernswerten guten Weg ohne Plastik bist! Der Sonntag ist übrigens auch bei mir oft der Tag, an dem ich bade und mir die Zeit für mich nehme – allerdings nicht an jedem 🙂 Und nicht nur deswegen muss ich unbedingt das Primavera Badeöl testen!
    Ich wünsche Euch noch von Herzen eine schöne Woche!
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  10. Tamara
    Juli 12, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Looks amazing! My bathroom is plastic free too!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  11. Juli 13, 2016 / 9:22 am

    This is so inspiring. Posts like these should be read by all. Better still brands should take that leap. I am gonna take this up with a lot of vanity brands .Its literally pouring in India. Very humid and very rainy. We hate this kind of weather.
    Hope our little sunshine have started talking ?
    <3
    ✿thefashionflite

  12. Juli 15, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    I would definitely like to reduce my plastic consumption and I love all your tips and products reviews! I must try using rye flour in my hair. I stopped using commercial shampoo over a year ago and haven’t found a routine I am happy with yet. I tried baking soda, but it made my hair too dry, then I tried an organic multi use soap, but it doesn’t work too great either. Lately I have been using just hot water with no soap and have had the best results so far! Haha.